Oct 23, 2012 2:30pm PDT
tavis: good evening. from los angeles, i am tavis smiley. with all three presidential debates behind us, the next two weeks will be a sprint to the finish line in what is virtually a dead heat. election night could be a long night with a couple of key swing states out west possibly holding the key to the race. tonight, we will look at the impact of the west with adam nagourney, l.a. bureau chief for the new york times. his thoughts on a controversial anti-union proposition in california and we would discuss the passing of a liberal lion over the weekend, george mcgovern. a conversation with adam nagourney of the new york times coming up right now. >> there is a saying that dr. king had that said there is always the right time to do the right thing. i just try to live my life every day by doing the right thing. we know that we are only halfway to completely eliminate hunger, and we have a lot of work to do. walmart committed $2 billion to fighting hunger in the u.s. as we work together, we can stamp hunger out. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you.
Oct 12, 2012 7:00am PDT
slasher movie called "smiley" released today. nbc's mike taibbi has the details on this story. mike, good morning? here's the problem for michael gallagher. the bad guys in his website include a shadoey website and hacker group who has in the past penetrated government agencies and personal lives and once the online entities were mentioned in the film, gallagher and those close to him were targeted. >> tried to kill me. >> reporter: title character "smiley" is an urban legend killer who prowls for victims in the dark corners of the internet. >> you called smiley, and he came. >> reporter: dark corners that include the controversial message board 4chan and the hacker group anonymous. just a plot device, gallagher says, based on what is known about those so-called hacktivists. >> they communicate by sending pornographic images and gore and violence and very disturbing messages. >> reporter: gallagher, 23, and his 24-year-old lead actor, shane dawson, are internet entrepreneurs who have been posting videos for years on youtube and other sites. between them they have so many followers that th